May the 4th Be With You: Star Wars Day part 2

In January, I brought a seven-year-old boy to the “Star Wars and the Power of Costume” exhibition at Discovery Times Square in New York City.

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I’m sure I thought the exhibit was cooler than he did. What struck me the most was how big of an impact the costumes had on the actors of the prequels. They were all the actors had to go on to inform their characters and roles in the Star Wars universe. Padmé’s wardrobe is beautiful and kind of ridiculous. The senate costumes were also gorgeous. As an artist, it’s always exciting for me to see the influences behind the costume designs, even if some are problematic. (Padmé again.) The biggest highlight was seeing the droids and Yoda. Photos behind the cut.

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May the 4th Be With You: Star Wars Day part 1

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Meeting Kylo Ren

…And also with you.

I received some good news this week. In my previous post, I mentioned entering #FicFest, a contest where finalists work one-on-one with a mentor before the agent round. Well…I was chosen as a finalist! I’m on #TeamFrance, along with my #RWchat co-host C.L. Polk, and I couldn’t be happier.

Unfortunately, I’m feeling a bit under the weather. My plan to spend the week revising a different WIP is shot. Instead, I’m taking a sick day and watching Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens on Blu-Ray.

And posting photos! Part 1 is a gallery of Star Wars pics from my trip to Disneyland in March (below the cut). I won’t lie, I was super excited to meet Kylo Ren. But when he appeared out of nowhere, looming over me, I turned into a nervous giggling mess. He was so tall! And so close! Asking if we were ready to join the Dark Side. I’m pretty sure I said, “Let’s go.” And probably something else embarrassing.

Kylo Ren also came out during the Jedi Academy show, when little kids get to fight against Darth Vader and Seventh Sister (from Star Wars Rebels). It was very cute.

In part 2, I’ll post photos from my visit to the Star Wars Costume exhibition at Discovery Times Square in New York City. Enjoy!

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